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February 2017 Employment Classified Ads

Last update: February 15, 2017


Terra Nova Nurseries in Canby, OR specializes in plant breeding, development, and sales of new herbaceous ornamental plants. We are an innovative company, looking for a Plant Breeder with ideas and abilities to develop and help transform the market.

Qualifications include an M.S. degree in plant breeding or closely related field with work experience in plant breeding, interest in developing new cultivars and knowledge of horticulture and botany is essential. Tissue culture experience a plus. Applicant must be able to design, manage and execute multiple projects involving field, greenhouse and laboratory breeding programs. Send resume and cover letter to


Robinson Nursery, Inc., located in McMinnville, Oregon, is seeking an individual to assist our Container Plant Health Manager to oversee plant health in the container division.

This person will ensure we use the spraying equipment correctly. Will assist with agricultural pesticide training as well as any PPE required for chemical handlers. Work with vendors and extension agents to find solutions to plant health issues. Assist Safety Manager to maintain a safe work environment and comply with state and federal Pesticide Regulations.

Must have 5 years of Plant Health experience in the nursery industry or a degree in Horticulture. This position will require a driver's license and fluency in both English and Spanish. A Private Pesticide Applicator license is desirable. This job involves working as a team.

E-mail cover letter and resume to and


Moana Nursery, located in Canby, Oregon, is seeking a full-time Assistant Farm Manager. The position reports to the General Manager and is responsible for performing and overseeing a wide range of duties including supervising crews, production of field-grown and container plants, maintaining inventory accuracy, and sourcing/purchasing plants to fill wholesale orders.

A good knowledge of deciduous trees, conifers and shrubs is required. Candidates must possess a valid driver's license with a clean and insurable driving record. Successful applicant will be required to drive company vehicles for farm use and for picking up nursery stock and supplies. Candidate must have a current private pesticide applicator's license or be willing to acquire one. Strong computer skills are required.

The Assistant Farm Manager will work closely with office staff in the areas of sales inquiries, order processing, customer invoicing, tag printing etc. The ability to speak Spanish is preferred. Reliability and promptness are highly valued. Benefits include: Medical insurance, 401(k) plan and one-week vacation. Salary will be dependent upon experience.

Moana Nursery is a drug and alcohol free environment and participates in a random testing program. Please email resume to


J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is currently looking for an experienced manager to coordinate day-to-day operations of our B&B Dept. in Boring, Oregon. Qualified candidates should have hands-on experience with production of B&B ornamentals and conifers. Individual is responsible for plant growth, health, and all cultural techniques and must be an organized team player capable of supervising others. Prior nursery experience is essential.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus. Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record. Excellent benefit package. This is a full-time position, wage DOE.

Send resumes to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co, Attn: HR, PO Box 189 Boring, OR 97009 or apply online:


Smith Gardens has exciting opportunities for Class A & Class B CDL truck drivers to become a team member and deliver our high quality nursery products to store locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, and British Columbia (if eligible to cross international borders).

The successful candidate will represent Smith Gardens with a cooperative and positive attitude as it transports product from Smith Gardens' facilities to customers, maintaining quality and timely delivery, accurate paperwork and safe driving. Successful candidates are able to drive in rain and snow, safely handle vehicle in congested areas, work weekends and long hours during peak season but home every night, work solo or team runs, operate a lift gate, push and pull up to 150 lbs., read maps and follow directions, and have a solid knowledge of DOT rules and regulations.

Current class A or B license and medical card are required. Previous experience preferred. Must pass a road test, drug screen, employer check, and provide a clean motor vehicle report.

Applications accepted online at or in person. To apply in person, please come see us at 23150 Boones Ferry Road NE, Aurora, OR 97002.


Seeking a self-motivated individual with strong work ethic and positive attitude to join our horticulture department.

Responsibilities: Land and resource management including coordination of composting, cover crop rotations, soil and water conservation practices, chemical & amendment applications, overall ground maintenance, equipment utilized for farming activities, winter harvest operation including shipping.

Requirements: B.S. in Horticulture, Fruit Science, Agronomy, Soil Science or related education/experience. Candidates should possess a valid driver's license with an insurable driving record, an Oregon Pesticide Applicator License, computer skills, GIS capabilities, knowledge & experience with machinery and strong organizational skills.

Benefits: paid vacation & holidays, 401K/profit sharing plan and multiple insurance plans.

Must have a true desire to learn and grow with the company and become part of a dedicated team that works to improve and succeed.

To apply: Send resume and references to: Carlton Plants LLC, PO Box 398, Dayton, OR 97114, fax 503-868-7503 or email to:


Glacier Nursery, Inc., located in Kalispell, MT (thirty minutes from Glacier National Park), is looking for a grower experienced in container production and growing deciduous trees. The responsibilities include planting, maintenance (which includes trimming and spacing), pesticide applications and irrigation. You will be scheduling, organizing, and directing the production activities of a crew of up to six in the container tree yard.

Qualifications include: Container and tree growing experience. 2 or 4 year Agricultural Sciences Degree. March through June working 5½ to 6 days per week; July through November Saturdays per need. Supervisory experience. Pay range is $35,000 to $40,000 D.O.E. Year-round position with opportunity for advancement. We offer health insurance, generous 401k, vacation and holiday pay. Please send resumes to


J. Frank Schmidt Nursery is a progressive wholesale nursery growing shade, ornamental, and flowering trees. We are seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual as a nursery tree grower on our 1000-acre farm in Canby, OR. Qualified candidates should have a college degree or equivalent horticulture/management experience, good communication skills, and demonstrated people management skills. Conversational bilingual Spanish is required.

This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to join our dynamic team of professionals in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Wage DOE including comprehensive benefits package.

Send, fax or email resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 189, Boring, OR 97009. Fax: 503-512-2209; Email:


North American Plants, Inc., a large tissue culture micropropagation company located in McMinnville, Oregon, has a few positions opening in production. Our product line includes transplants and liners of berries, rootstocks for fruit and nut trees, hazelnuts and woody ornamentals.

The successful candidates for this excellent opportunity must possess solid knowledge in biology/horticulture and it is preferred that candidates have a degree in a related area. Spanish language skills would be a plus.

We offer competitive benefits and salary. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume to or P.O. Box 743, Lafayette, OR 97127.


Large wholesale nursery needs a strong individual to direct and manage all aspects of growing propagation crops. Responsibilities include oversight of the grower staff, manage greenhouse crops, and planning of plant health programs.


Bachelor's degree in horticulture or related field.
Comprehensive knowledge and experience with greenhouse propagation.
Supervisory experience.
Knowledge of pesticide usage, rotations and spray techniques.
Oregon Pesticide applicators license (or ability to obtain).
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Valid Drivers License w/insurable driving record.
Bilingual (Spanish) desirable.

Apply with cover letter & resume to:
Brian Bowman
9855 NW Pike Rd
Yamhill, OR 97148
(503) 662-3244 ext. 3012

HELP WANTEDPosted 2/2/17

For jobs and key employees throughout California and the Northwest, call Florasearch, Inc. You know us. For more than three decades we have been bringing together key people and excellent companies in the nursery and greenhouse industries and allied trades. Check our references. Confidential. Employer pays fee.

Florasearch, Inc.
1740 Lake Markham Rd.
Sanford, FL 32771
Ph (407) 320-8177
Fx (407) 320-8083


HELP WANTEDPosted 2/2/17

Loen Nursery, Inc. – Wholesale Growers & Suppliers of High Quality Plants We are always looking for career oriented skilled staff. Our operations include wholesale growing, shipping, landscape contractor sales, and retail nursery. If you have the interest and skills needed to be a part of our team, please apply. We are growers of container and field grown ornamentals.

We are looking for people in the following areas:

  • Sales / Customer Service (Wholesale/Retail)
  • Production / Growers / Supervisors
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Inventory / Office Management and Admin / Purchasing
  • Pesticide / IPM Managers and Applicators
  • Irrigation Management / Skilled Laborers
  • Outside sales throughout U.S. and Canada
  • Controller / Accounting Manager
  • Horticultural Website Developer

Applicants with specific work experience or education in the nursery industry is desired. Computer skills, Spanish / English bilingual, plant ID knowledge and equipment operation skills also preferred.

Pay commensurate with experience. Benefits to include: Paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance. Respond with resume to to the specific job for which you qualify.

For more information, please visit us online at


Come join the Purple People at Al's Garden Centers! We have both full-time and part-time REGULAR and SEASONAL positions now open! Find your niche with a company that is expanding; "growing" is simply a way of life at Al's! We have locations in Sherwood, Woodburn, Gresham and Wilsonville.

Please send an email of interest ASAP indicating your passion – i.e. annuals, perennials, shrubs etc., to


Marion Ag Service, Inc. in St. Paul, Oregon is seeking a professional career-minded sales horticulturalist to manage an existing clientele and book of business. Candidates should possess a working knowledge of nutritional and crop protection inputs for nursery container, greenhouse and field grown production systems.

Must be a team player and strive to provide customers with exceptional service as well as establish and maintain mutually beneficial, professional relationships with horticulture professionals for the purchasing and selling of plant health services.

This position is ideal for someone with successful experience in sales, purchasing and building long-term, successful business relationships, especially in horticulture. Please visit for a complete job description and to submit your resume.


Merchandisers needed to assist with daily maintenance of outdoor garden plants at multiple store locations for mid-sized wholesale grower in Portland. Duties include watering, moving, consolidating and cleaning of plants and display areas. Also assisting with building tables, displays, monitoring plant signage and answering customers' plant questions.

Must be reliable and detail-oriented, able to work independently and as part of a team. Must also be enthusiastic and dedicated self-starters who enjoy working with plants and are willing to learn. Experience in retail or wholesale nursery industry is desirable but not necessary. Valid driver's license and working cell phone are required.

Please send your resume and cover letter to with Blind Box P in the subject line.


Immediate opening for a Natural Land Manager. We are seeking an independent, self-motivated worker to manage a natural area on Sauvie Island, Oregon (approx. 9 miles north of downtown Portland). Responsibilities include controlling non-native vegetation, removing trash/debris, and overseeing the establishment of native vegetation throughout the site. The job would require the ability to distinguish between numerous species of native and non-native plant species.

Applicant would need to be able to operate small farm equipment, simple mechanical devices (including mowers, weed-whackers, chainsaws, etc.), ATVs, small boat, etc. Applicant must currently hold or be able to obtain a pesticide applicators license in Oregon as herbicide application will be one of the methods of controlling invasive weeds, although mechanical removal, hand pulling, and weed-whacking will need to be done frequently as well. (The cost for pesticide license application, testing, and required continuing education classes will be paid by Employer.) Additional tasks may include supplemental seeding and planting to ensure native vegetation is establishing as required.

Minimum requirements: Ability and willingness to spend a majority of time working outdoors under a variety of environmental conditions • Physically able to walk in excess of 10 miles/day • One to two weeks of travel per month may be required in spring/summer months to maintain other natural areas in Washington and/or southern Oregon, as needed • Basic computer/writing skills and basic mechanical skills • At least 18 years old with a valid Oregon driver's license and a clean and insurable DMV record. Preferred qualifications: Agricultural or similar background • Current Oregon pesticide applicators license • Experience in the operation and maintenance of equipment such as 4wd vehicles, trailers, ATVs, power tools, small tractors, and construction equipment • General knowledge of native and non-native plants as well as local wildlife.

Please send your resume to NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE – RESUMES WILL BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL OR U.S. MAIL ONLY. Visit for more info.


Hines Growers Inc., located in Forest Grove, Oregon, has an opening for a Plant Health and IPM Team Leader. We are looking for someone with experience in the following areas:

  • Leading and organizing daily work with crews
  • Weekly and monthly planning
  • Ability to assist with planning budget
  • Applying pesticides
  • Private Applicator license or obtain one
  • Disease and Pest Identification
  • Scouting and monitoring plant health
  • Assist with pesticide training
  • Work with vendors and extension agents to find solutions to plant health issues
  • Help to develop and train Pest Control team
  • State and Federal pesticide regulations
  • Pre-emergent herbicide
  • Set up trials and document progress
  • Plant fertility

Must have 3 years of commercial Plant Health experience in the nursery industry and/or Horticulture Degree in Pest Management, valid driver's license as well as be fluent in English and Spanish. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to


Fall Creek Farm & Nursery has an immediate opening for a Planning and Research Tech. We grow millions of blueberry plants and we need a detailed-oriented professional who loves solving problems and allocating resources. You will be assisting with determining the amount of plant material needed to fulfill domestic and international needs. You will also assist with production research and trials. Bachelor's degree, data analysis experience and computer proficiency required. Send resume to


Grow your career! Fall Creek Farm & Nursery has an immediate leadership opportunity for an experienced manager. Position is responsible for nursery operations including plant production, crop maintenance and creating a collaborative and safe work environment. Bachelor's degree, plant production experience and supervisory skills required. If you have a passion for leading teams and producing quality plants, send resume to


Village Nurseries seeks manager to oversee production and logistics operations of 250-acre farm in Sacramento, CA. Manages all operations from assembling to shipping orders for our customers. The ideal candidate has strengths in lean manufacturing or Kaizen, team building, shipping, manufacturing (planning and organizing). Bilingual Spanish preferred. Base annual salary of $50,000 or more D.O.E. with bonus, incentives, vacation, sick leave, holidays, medical/dental benefits, and 401(k) plan. Interested parties should email resume to Mark Marriott at


We are looking to fill several positions in our retail and wholesale nursery in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Come live where everyone vacations. A passion for plants and people is required. Please send resume and cover letter to

CITY OF MADRASPosted 2/2/17

City of Madras, on behalf of the Madras Redevelopment Commission (MRC), is soliciting proposals from nurseries to provide 70 flower inserts for the City's downtown street corners and hanging baskets annually. The MRC needs to fill 70, 17-inch flower pot inserts (i.e. Anderson #10 pot), planted with nine (9) mature petunias plants.

  • All proposals must be received by the City at Madras City Hall no later than 3:00 p.m. on February 3, 2017. Proposals may be submitted by mail, hand delivery, or email.
  • Email or hand delivery to: 125 SW "E" Street, Madras, OR 97741 Attn: Michele Quinn
  • Email to:, Attn: Michele Quinn with "flower pot insert proposal" indicated

You can get a complete RFP by visiting the City of Madras website at


JB Instant Lawn is a leader in the Green Industry and has specialized in providing beautiful lawns since 1968. We have an immediate position available on our sales team in our Redmond, Washington location. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of two years of successful horticulture selling experience. This position will be focused on building and maintaining accounts for sod, seed, and nursery sales to landscapers, developers and retail nurseries located in the Seattle area market.

As an industry leader, JB provides you the opportunity to control your sales success with a competitive base salary plus a sales commission structure. We also offer our sales representatives a benefits package including a company vehicle, vacation, medical, 401k plan.

Email resume and cover letter to Brad's attention at


Smith Gardens has exciting opportunities for Seasonal Greenhouse Workers!

The duties of the position will vary depending on the department assigned on any given day and may include but are not limited to: Move flats of plants from greenhouse to greenhouse, water plants per Head Growers specification, transplant plants into larger pots, arranging flats onto racks as determined by customer orders, loading/unloading trucks, selecting product for customer orders, labeling product, sowing, thinning, weeding, potting, and other functions related to horticulture upkeep.

Successful candidates will be able to stand and or walk for an entire 10-12 hour work day. Safely bend, lift, carry, stoop and reach all day long. Must be able to safely lift up to 35 lbs. & have the ability to work 6 days per week during peak season.

Applications accepted online at or in person. To apply in person, please come see us at 23150 Boones Ferry Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002.


Walla Walla Nursery is seeking a grower with experience in producing high quality shrubs and a basic understanding of shrub liner propagation. Planting, irrigation, fertilization, spacing, shearing, and winterization need to be well understood and executed. Insect and disease problems need to be readily identified and communicated to the IPM team.

Walla Walla Nursery is a 60-acre progressive nursery company, located in Walla Walla, WA, that is rapidly expanding its product mix and sales territories. We service independent garden centers throughout the Pacific Northwest with sales extending to Northern CA, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Qualifications Needed:
2 or 4 yr. Horticulture degree or 3 years of field experience
Willingness to work Monday – Saturday (50+ hours) March – August
Supervise/Lead a small group of employees and develop a strong team
Able to lift and carry 60 lbs.
Bilingual English/Spanish required

Please send cover letter and resume to


Growing family-operated nursery in Damascus, OR is looking for a Full-Time Truck Driver/Mechanic.

Duties Include:
     Operating semi-truck, delivery truck, and farm equipment;
     Equipment maintenance and small repairs.

     Professional in manner and appearance
     Work well with others
     Bilingual in some Spanish
     Able to work extra hours in spring
     Valid driver's license – No CDL required but Class A license preferred

Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Send resume to

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